SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

November 08, 2007 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum: Ballast Technology Could Improve Performance and Sales for Compact Fluorescent

Newly Developed Circuitry Topology Being Tested Against Brand Name CFL Products

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - The Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) has become the enduring symbol for the green movement as conscientious consumers try to practice energy conservation at home.

But the fact remains that buyers still have doubts about CFL bulbs which continue to hurt sales. In 2005, CFL bulbs represented about five percent of sales in the multibillion dollar light bulb and market data compiled by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) indicates that CFL sales grew only slightly to six percent in 2006.

Lighting represents nearly 10 percent of the electricity used in households, and CFL bulbs present a seemingly convenient method for consumers to save money on energy bills and protect the environment. But despite the obvious benefits and the combination of legislation which promises the ban of incandescent bulbs, hard pushes by national retail chains like WalMart, national CFL product launches by lighting industry heavies like GE and strong advertising messages funded by environmental agencies, the curly cue bulbs have not gained traction.

PureSpectrum, Inc., which owns a family of patents and patent applications for improved electronic ballast technology and circuitry designs, may have developed a ballast technology that could eliminate the disconnect between consumers and CFL bulbs. After a series of meetings and discussions with leading companies in the lighting industry, PureSpectrum has spent the past few months engineering its technology to meet the specific concerns voiced by manufacturers.

PureSpectrum's proprietary ballast topology improves energy efficiency while also eliminating many of the performance obstacles that have led to consumer resistance. By attacking CFL performance through superior electronics rather than plasma engineering, the PureSpectrum model is able to reduce the amount of unproductive heat generated during power conversion while also enabling dimming, promoting bulb longevity and improving run-up delay time.

Ongoing independent testing commissioned by PureSpectrum is comparing the performance of an 11.8-watt CFL prototype built with an 11-watt Sylvania bulb and powered by a PureSpectrum ballast against brand name CFL bulbs of similar wattage made by GE, Sylvania, Lowe's and Home Depot.

"Our technology has been engineered with both the manufacturers and end users in mind," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "From the beginning, we have been striving build a technology that will give manufacturers an advantage in the marketplace while also giving consumers the kind of performance they demand from a light bulb. We know manufacturers, environmental groups and government are working to increase CFL sales, and we are creating ways to change the way these products perform so the public will unilaterally accept them. "

Please visit or call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or PureSpectrum Technology. For investment information, please contact Equiti-Trend Advisors LLC at (800) 953-3350.


PureSpectrum (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) is a publicly traded technology company founded and headquartered in Savannah, Ga. The company's values are grounded in an awareness of the increasing urgency to identify more efficient energy solutions. PureSpectrum currently holds the rights to multiple patents and patent applications related to an electronic ballast design which would produce a soft switching environment during power conversion for artificial lighting. PureSpectrum will continue its commitment to researching, developing and refining ideas that will provide the most energy efficient, cost effective methods for powering artificial light. For more information on PureSpectrum, please call (912) 961-4980 or visit

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for PureSpectrum's products and services, its ability to succeed in growing revenue, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time by PureSpectrum.

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